regulars had lost their favorite place to eat and a place of cupertino history was about to disappear unless a new owner stepped in. and one did. >> i want to welcome you. >> reporter: janet. >> and i hope everything is well for you. >> reporter: it was an idea she and her son bill came up with. >> i said you want a business? >> and i said yes. then i said, oh, my, what did i do? >> reporter: well, what we can tell you is that s what she hasn't done. >> people, cupertino has really been great. >> reporter: changed a thing. not the men, you're not the prices, not the staff, and certainly not that corner booth. >> every time i look at the booth i get my husband's there. you know. we opened two weeks ago. >> reporter: janet, it turns out, has always wanted to own her business but her late husband never felt timing was right. maybe after all, it wasn't that the time was not right. it was the place.